here my little contribute to this Challenge for the month October '09.
Two days ago, I was going to my job place, in Milan. To go there, I must cross a park, and walking near a tree, my eyes stopped on this leaf (now I must to understand what kind of tree is it... sorry I'm not a great botanic). Sure, this is a leaf as many other, but something in its shape and color (soon I will post a 3D Mesh2Flash with the texture) capture my attention, Simply I've pick up and put it into my jacket's pocket.
When I was arrived at my job place, I've moved a box near the door and found a very little exoskeleton of a scorpion (around 3 cm). It is a common kind of non-poisonous scorpion. I don't know how many time the "corpse" was there, behind all the cartons, but the only thing left is the external skeleton, thin, semi-trasparent but quite hard and strong.
Tomorrow will be the day 23 October and start the "Scorpion" period, if we look at the Zodiac.
So why not to mix these two symbols for celebrate the October month?
The little scorpion haven't the last part of its tail, so I've done a little joke: I've connected the stalk of the leaf with tail of the insect
... Something like a new race of "Scorpion foliaceus".
Good challenge to all,